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Oracle Linux: VNC Failed to Start Due to "Failed at Step GROUP Spawning /bin/sh: No Such Process" (Doc ID 2639635.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 24, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.7 and later
Linux x86-64


Unable to startup VNC server with Error "Failed at step GROUP spawning /bin/sh: No such process"

[root@<hostname>~]# systemctl daemon-reload
[root@<hostname>~]# systemctl stop vncserver@:1
[root@<hostname> ~]# systemctl start vncserver@:1
Job for vncserver@:1.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See "systemctl status vncserver@:1.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.
[root@<hostname> ~]# systemctl status vncserver@:1
● vncserver@:1.service - Remote desktop service (VNC)
Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/vncserver@:1.service; disabled; vendor preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2020-01-17 19:16:16 PKT; 10s
Process: 9688 ExecStartPre=/bin/sh -c /usr/bin/vncserver -kill %i > /dev/null 2>&1 || : (code=exited, status=216/GROUP)
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[1]: Starting Remote desktop service (VNC)...
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[9688]: Failed at step GROUP spawning /bin/sh: No such process <<<<<<---------- VNC Server failed to start due to error
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[1]: vncserver@:1.service: control process exited, code=exited status=216
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[1]: Failed to start Remote desktop service (VNC).
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[1]: Unit vncserver@:1.service entered failed state.
Jan 17 19:16:16 <hostname> systemd[1]: vncserver@:1.service failed.


The group portion in /etc/systemd/system/vncserver@:1.service was changed.


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